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Experiment Station
Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County

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COVID-19 Updates From RCE

*Please be advised that effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we will be closing the RCE office to visitors and the public until further notice.

Offices are closed to the public, staff are working remotely. Our staff will be working towards meeting the needs of our Partners and consumers through email, telephone, and web-based communication and education and in some cases by appointment only.

Please visit for guidance and staff contacts, or call (908) 788-1338.





4-H Youth DevelopmentA community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program offers everyone in grades K–13, the opportunity to explore countless opportunities in science, arts, foods, outdoor adventure, and more. 4-H is where there's fun in learning and learning is fun!

  Family & Community Health Sciences
Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) links agriculture and health to bring innovative food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles programs to Hunterdon County residents of all ages. Outreach includes research and collaboration in Nutrition, Child and School Wellness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Food Safety & Home Food Preservation

Agriculture and Resource ManagementServes the residents of Hunterdon County through the development and dissemination of research-based information. Assists commercial agriculture operations through research and demonstrations related to tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable crop management, implementation of Integrated Pest Management Systems (IPM), and viable use of natural resources.


Lawn and Garden
Includes the Rutgers Master Gardener program, for home garden and landscape education, information and problem solving. Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers are a unique group of trained individuals who assist Rutgers Cooperative extension in providing horticultural programs and services to enhance their communities, and educate local residents in their home gardens and landscapes

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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension truly enhances the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and brings the wealth of knowledge of Rutgers, the State University to local communities.  RCE strives to better the lives of the citizens of Hunterdon County through a cooperative agreement between Rutgers and the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Educational programs are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.


Events & News

IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION: Upcoming Programs, Events and Meetings in regard to COVID-19 Events
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Rutgers University Ready to Garden Session 5: Creating a Pollinator’s Paradise in Your Yard
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:30 to 8 pm - Live on WebEx.
Register for the FREE program at
Join us to learn about how native plants can help attract beneficial insects like pollinators to your yard to help fight against common vegetable pests.

Locally Grown Beverage Seminar Series: July 8th, July 22nd and August 12th

Hunterdon County 4-H & Agriculture Fair - due to COVID-19 The 2020 Fair has has been cancelled.

Rutgers Family and Community Health Wellness Wednesday Webinars

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Call 908-788-1338 to request a reservation


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